UNECE calls for access to decent, affordable and healthy housing

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has recently endorsed the Charter on Sustainable Housing which seeks to ensure the access to decent, affordable and healthy housing in the UNECE region.

The charter is based on 4 key principles, namely environmental protection, economic effectiveness, social inclusion and participation & cultural adequacy. According to the Charter, “housing should be planned, constructed and used in a way that minimizes environmental impact and promotes environmental sustainability”. With this in mind, it supports a series of actions which include housing practices that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings throughout their life-cycle, improved environmental and energy performance of dwellings, and a housing stock that is resilient to natural and “human-generated” hazards.
More information: Press releaseCharter on sustainable housing

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